I want to buy a helmet for my 20 year old son who commutes to work and school via bike. He does not now own a helmet and hasn't since middle school and would not be likely to purchase one, but I'd like to give him one. What helmet would he be likely to wear? [more inside]
posted by readery
on Jun 25, 2014 -
I have a costume helmet that I'd like to have a forced air ventilation system for. I would like a small, low power fan (maybe from a laptop or small computer?) that I can run on batteries. [more inside]
posted by polywomp
on Jul 28, 2013 -
I'm making a Commander Keen cosplay and all I'm missing is the helmet. The trouble is, I don't know where to find a cheap football helmet that I can justify painting over, and I'd rather work from a base than make one from scratch. I know the character's helmet is supposed to resemble a Packers helmet, but without the logo (and with some heavy bruises), so that might be a place to start.
posted by LSK
on Jul 5, 2013 -
How much extra safety would a crash helmet offer a highway driver wearing a seatbelt? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen
on Dec 5, 2012 -
What is the deal with the chin strap resting in front, rather than going under the chin, in a lot of ceremonial hats? Like the typical British Bearskin hat. Having the strap sitting in front like that seems totally useless and impractical. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Oct 24, 2012 -
My 19-month old son refuses to wear his bike helmet. This is harshing my alternative transportation buzz. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia
on Jun 22, 2012 -
You're a motorcycle rider in a state without mandatory helmet laws. You often or always choose not to wear a helmet. Why?
posted by the foreground
on Jun 13, 2012 -
Viking Halloween: I have a plastic horned viking helmet. I need fun, original ideas for a Halloween costume that includes it. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten
on Oct 27, 2011 -
My friend agreed for me to full on tackle him... We are in the 10th grade, I outweigh him by probably 80lbs, and he said he would let me do it... Questions: can we get in trouble or suspended?
Im will only be a few feet away, and he will have pillows, a helmet, and will land on some grass, can he (or I) get hurt?
And finally, if one of us DOES get hurt, what will the injurys be?
posted by sizzil34
on Sep 2, 2011 -
I want to put a light on my bike helmet. Do you have any specific products or strategies to recommend? [more inside]
posted by Mid
on Oct 12, 2010 -
I want to understand the science of different kinds of helmet foam and how it protects brains. Specifically: is a helmet with hard (EPS) foam always preferable, or is there scientific evidence that in some situations soft foam may provide better protection? [more inside]
posted by davar
on Sep 15, 2010 -
I need to buy a snowboarding helmet but I wear glasses. What recommendations do you have for helmets that won't press my glasses into the side of my head?
posted by yfatah
on Aug 25, 2010 -
My bike helmet leaves deep indentations on my forehead. The marks are really bad right when I get to work, and linger for most of the day. What can I do to get them to go away faster? How can I prevent them? I still get them when I use a head wrap in the winter, so a cap or a bandanna underneath probably won't help. My helmet fits comfortably and I'm usually well hydrated. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Jul 19, 2010 -
I'm about to go on a bike accessory spending spree, and I wanted input on the most impenetrable locks, the most stylish helmets, and on everything from baskets to bells to headlights. I also would welcome any input on the best way to light a bike frame using electroluminescent wire. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Aug 20, 2009 -
My spouse wants to bike to work, but doesn't want to wear a helmet, citing "heat" and "helmet hair" as the main reasons. With no concern for price, what helmet brands or models would best prevent those "horrible
" conditions? [more inside]
posted by CancerMan
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Where can I find a bike helmet for my 14 month old daughter? I have been looking everywhere! Everything I have found is 3+ and too big! If you know of a place that sells baby bike helmets, please let me know! [more inside]
posted by chuma
on Apr 24, 2009 -
Having never ridden a motorcycle, I took the MSF Basic Rider Course this weekend. Now I'm looking for advice on bikes and gear. [more inside]
posted by kortez
on Sep 2, 2008 -
Can you help me to convince my son (almost 14) to wear his helmet while skateboarding and biking, instead of giving up these activities because I insist he comply (or walk.) None of his friends wear helmets even though our state law says they must up to the age 16. We have been through a few different styles already to accomodate his cool factor, but nothing suits him but the wind in his hair and his mother out of his face. I hate that he's abandoning riding or skating over this.
posted by maloon
on Jun 6, 2008 -
My friends and I are going to start a low down dirty east bay motorcycle gang (we just need bikes!). Where can we get sweet jackets and where can we get them embroidered with our gang name (headless skulls!) and how much should it cost? Bonus question: where do we find kaiser helmets?
posted by Large Marge
on Dec 1, 2007 -
Custom motorcycle helmet artisans? Am needing to find someone to fabricate a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet for me. Artist/machinist needed. [more inside]
posted by MrTangent
on Oct 22, 2007 -
My brother will be going to Iraq eventually. He'd like to film his "war diaries" with a helmet-mounted video camera. He'd like to be able to start and stop recording with a simple remote of some sort. What are his options? [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal
on Oct 18, 2007 -
I am putting together a helmetcam system for mountain biking. Which digital (flash or HD based) video recorder should I use? [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Jun 5, 2007 -
I got a new helmet about 4 months ago, and paid about $100. I wear it all the time, and value the safety it provides. However, I've noticed that nearly all bicycle helmets only have the harder plastic part on the OUTSIDE of the helmet, not also in the inside. I find my helmets always get dented on the inside or on the areas where there is no plastic covering. Why can't they manufacture ones that have it all around the foam areas? or at least on the surfaces that have contact with the table if I put it down on a table? Very frustrating to be always buying a new one, just because the foam gets damaged so easily. I'm willing to spend money to protect my brain, but it seems a little plastic would go a long way to make the helmet last a little longer. I know the helmet is supposed to absorb impact, but would it not absorb impact if there was plastic all around the inside and outside?
posted by jldindc
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Do you wear a ski helmet? Why or why not? I've been skiing a few times, I'm wondering if I should start wearing one this year. Are they uncomfortable? Do they keep your head warm? And is there anything wrong with renting instead buying?
posted by exhilaration
on Nov 16, 2005 -
So the old "Helmet Law" debate flared up on a motorcycle mailing list I'm on. A new twist came about this time though; the claim is outstanding that it's actually illegal to wear a helmet while driving a passenger car or truck on public roads.
Is this true?
posted by de void
on May 27, 2005 -
I had a minor accident on my road bike this weekend, and fell over whilst moving at a very low speed. Do I need a new helmet? [more inside]
posted by netsirk
on Mar 28, 2005 -
[Two Obscure SciFi Short Story Questions]
When I was a kid our family library was stocked with lots of 'Best Of' Sci Fi collections. One particular story that I half remember had something to do with the human race being enslaved by large aliens, and basically a slave revolt by humans occurs in one of the alien ships. The other story was about an alien artifact (a helmet?) and some quasi-Egyptian pyramid ruins. That's really about all I can remember, other than I remember enjoying both stories very much. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by geekhorde
on Jan 6, 2005 -